Physics 528: Elementary Particle Physics
General Information
Lectures:
TRIUMF
Remote (Zoom)
Tue+Thu, 9:3011:00am (Pacific Time)
Jan. 12  Apr. 13, 2021
Instructor:
David Morrissey
TRIUMF, MOB 129
(604) 2227697
dmorri_att_triumf.ca
Teaching Assistant:
Ryley Hill
ryleyhill_att_phas.ubc.ca
Office Hours:
Remote (Zoom)
(email me to make an appointment)
Outline
 Review of QFT basics and QED
 Calculation Bootcamp
 Symmetries in particle physics
 Generalizing QED: nonAbelian gauge theories
 Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism
 The structure of the Standard Model
 Electroweak and Higgs physics
 Loops and effective field theories
 QCD, from high to low energy and back
 Collider Physics
 Beyond the Standard Model
Prerequisites

PHYS 506, 508, or 526.
You should be familiar with obtaining Feynman rules from a Lagrangian,
and know how to compute scattering amplitudes in QED.
Grading Scheme
 75% Homework Assignments
 25% Final Report and Presentation
(Details)
Course Notes
 Notation and Background
 Review of QFT
 Calculating Stuff
 Symmetries
 NonAbelian Gauge Theories
 Symmetry Breaking
 The Standard Model
 Testing the SM
 QFT Tools
 QCD at Low Energies
 QCD at High Energies
 Collider Physics
 Beyond the SM
Homework Assignments
 Background and Notation (not due)
 QFT Stuff (Jan.28)
 Calculating (Feb.4)
 Symmetries (Feb.11)
 NonAbelian Vectors (Feb.25 > extended to Mar.2)
 Symmetry Breaking (Mar.4)
 Standard Model I (Mar.16)
 Standard Model II (Mar.23)
 Renormalization (Mar.30)
 Fun with Pions (Apr.8)
Final Project
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